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FAREWELL TO 1893.
TALMAGE PREACHES ON THE DEAD YEAR Anil Dram Many Interna lug AVorU Therefrom Tlie Juiit Who IMo Young Perhaps Escape Impending Dangers on tli Sc of Life. Buooki.yx, N. Y., Pec. 31, 1803. In the forenoon service at the Brooklyn Tabernacle to-day liev. Dr. Talmagc preached on the subject of "Shortened Lives; or, A Cheerful Good-bye to 1803." The text selected was Isaiah 57:1: "The righteous is taken away from the evil to come." We have written for the last time at the head of our letters and business documents the figures 1803. With this day closes the year. In January last we celebrated its birth. To-day we attend its obsequies. Another twelve months have been cut out of our earthly continuance, and it is a time for absorbing rctlection. We all spend much time in panegyric of longevity. We consider it a great thing to live to be an octogenarian. If any one dies in youth we say, "What a pity!" Dr. Muhlenberg in old age, said that the hymn written in early life by his own hand, no more ex pressed his sentiment when it said: I would not live alvay. If one be pleasantly circumstanced he never wants to go. William Cullen Bryant, the great poet, at 82 years of age, standing in my house in a festal group, reading "Thanatopsis" without spectacles, was just as anxious to live as when at 18 years of age he wrote the immortal threnody. Cato feared at 80 years of age that he would not live to learn Greek. Monaldesco at 115 years, writing the history of his time, feared a collapse. Theophrastus writ ing a book at 00 years of age was anx ious to live to complete it. Thurlow Weed at about 80 years of age found life as great a desirability as when he snuffed out his first politician. Albeit Barnes, so well prepared for the next world, at 70 said he would rather stay here. So it is all the way down. I suppose that the last time Methuselah was out of doors in a storm he was afraid of getting his feet wet lest it shorten his days. Indeed, I some time ago preached a sermon on the blessings of longevity, but in this, the last day of 1803, and when many are filled with nadness at the thought that another chapter of their life is closing, and that they have 305 days less to live. 1 propose to preach to you about the advantages of an abbreviated earthly existence. If 1 were an agnostic I would say a man is blessed in proportion to the number of years he can stay on "terra firma," because after that he falls olT the docks, and if he is ever picked out of the depths it is only to be set up in some morgue of the universe to see if anybody will claim hiin. If I thought God made man only to last forty or fifty or a hundred years, and then he was to go into annihilation, 1 would say his chief business ought to be to keep alive and even in good weather to be very cautious, and to carry an um brella and take overshoes, and life preservers, and bronze armor, and weapons of defense lest he fall olf into nothingness and obliteration. But. my friends, you are not agnos tics. You leIeve in immortality and the eternal residence of the righteous in heaven, and therefore I first remark that an abbreviated earthly existence is to be desired, and is a blessing because it makes one's life-work very compact. Some men go to business at 7 o'clock in the morning and return at 7 in the evening. Others go at 8 o'clock and return at 12. Others go at 10 and return at 4. I have friends who are ten hours a day in business, others who are five hours, others who are one hour. They all do their work well: they do their entire work and then they return. Which position do you think the most desirable? You saj', other things being equal, the man who is the shortest time detained in business and who can return home the quickest is the most blessed. Now, my friends, why not carry that good sense into the subject of transference from this world? If a person die in childhood, he gets through his work at ! o'clock in the morning. If he die at 45 years of age, he gets through his work at 12 o'elock noon. If he die at 70 years of age. he gets through his work at 5 o'clock in the afternoon. If he die at 00, he has to toil all the way. on up to 11 o'clock at night The sooner we get thror.gh our work the better. The harvest all in barrack or barn, ithe farmer does not sit down in the stubble field, but shouldering his scythe and taking his pitcher from tinder a tree, he makes a straight line for the old homestead. All we want to be anxious about is to get our work done a-nd well done, the quicker the better. Again: There is a blensing in an ab breviated earthly existence in the fact that moral disaster might, come upon the man if he tarried lo.;jer. A man who had been prominent in churches, and who had been admired for his generosity and kindness everywhere, for forgery was sent to state prison for fifteen years. Twenty years be fore there was no more probability of that man's committing a commercial dishonesty than that you will commit commercial dishonesty. The number of men who fall Into ruin between fifty and seventy years of age is simply ap alling. If they had died thirty years be fore it would have been better for them and better for their families. The shorter the voyage the less chance for a cyclone. There is a wrong theory abroad that if one's youth be right his old age will be right. You might as well say there is nothing wanting for a ship's safety except to get it fully launched on the Atlantic ocean. I have sometimes akked those who were school mate or college mates of some great defiauder, "What kind of a boy was he? What kind of a young man was he?" and they have said, "Why, he was a splen did fellow; I had no idea he could ever go into such an outrage." The fact is the great temptation of life sometimes comes far on in mid life or in old age. The first time I crosse 1 the Atlantic ocean it was as smooth as a mill pond and 1 thought the sea captains and the voyagers had slandered the old ocean, and I wrote home an essay for a maga zine on "The Smile of the Sea," but I never afterward could have written that thing, for before we got home we got a terrible shaking up. The first voyage of life may be very smooth; the last may be a euroclydon. Many who start life in great prosperity do not end it in prosperity. The great pressure of temptation comes sometimes in this direction; at about forty-five years of age, a man's nervous system changes, and some one tells him he must take stimulants to keep himself up, and he takes stimu lants to keep himself up, until the stimulants keep him down; or a man has been going along for thirty or forty years in unsuccessful business, and here is an opening where by one dishonorable action he can lift himself aud lift his family from all financial embarrassment, lie attempts to leap the chasm and he falls into it. Then it is in after life that the great temptation of success comes. If a man make a fortune before thirty years of age, he generally loses it before forty. The solid and permanent fortunes for the most part do not come to their cli max until in mid-life.or in old age. The most of the bank presidents have white hair. Many of those who have been largely successful have been cursed by arrogance or worldliness or dissipation in old age, They may not have lo-t their integrity, but they have become so worldly and so selfish under the in fluence of large success that it is evi dent to everybody that their success has been a temporal calamity and an eternal damage. Concerning many people it may be sa.d it seems as if it would have been better if they could have embarked from this life at twenty or thirty years of age. Do you know the reason why the vast majority of people die before thirty-five? It is be cause they have not the moral endur ance for that which is beyond the thirty, and a merciful God will not allow them to be put to the fearful strain. Again: The re is ablessiug in an ab breviated earthly existence in the fact that one is the sooner taken off the de fensive. As soon as one is old enough to take care of himself he is put on his guard. Bolts on the door to keep out the robbers. Fire-proof safes to keep off the flames. Life insurance and tire insurance against accident. Re ceipts lest j-ou have to pay a debt twice. Lifeboat against shipwreck. Westinghouse air brake against rail road collision. There are many ready to overreach you and take all you have. Defense against cold, defense against heat, defense against sickness, defense against the world's abuse, defense all the way dow n to the grave, and even the tombstone sometimes is not a sufficient barricade. If a soldier who has been on guard, shivering and stung with the eold, pacing up and down the parapet with shouldered musket, is glad when some one comes to relieve guard and he can go inside the fortress, ought not that man to shout for joy who can put down his weapon of earthly defense and go into the king's castle? Who is the more fortunate, the soldier who has to stand guard twelve hours, or the man who has to stand guard six hours? We have common sense about everything but religion, common sense about everything but transference from this world. Again: There is a blessing in an ab breviated earthly existence in the fact that one escapes so many bereavements. The longer we live the more attach ments and the more kindred, the more chords to be wounded or rasped or sundered. If a man live on to seventy or eighty years of age, how mar graves are cleft at his feet! In that long reach of time father and mother go, brothers and sisters go, children go, grandchildren go, personal friends outside the family circle whom they had. loved with a love like that of David and Jonathan. Besides that, some men have a nat ural trepidation about dissolution, and ever and anon, during forty or fifty or sixty years, this horror of their disso lution shudders through soul and body. Now. suppose hi lad goes at 10 years of age? lie escapes fifty funerals, fifty caskets, fifty-obsequies, fifty awful wrenchings of the heart. It is hard enough for us to bear their departure, but is it not easier for us to bear their departure than for them to staj- and bear fifty departures? Shall we not by the grace of God rouse our selves into a generosity of bereavement which will practically say, "It is hard enough for me to go through this be reavement, but how glad I am that he will never Ikitc to go through it." So I reason with myself, ami so you will find it helpful to reason with yourselves. David lost his son. Though David was king he lay on the earth mourning aud inconsolable for some time. At this distance of time, which do you really think was the one to be congratulated, the short-lived child or the long-lived father? Had David died as early as that child died he would, in the first place, have escaped that par ticular bereavement, then he would have escaped the worso bereavement of Absalom, his recreant son, and the pursuit of the 1'hilistines, and the fatigues of his military campaign, and the jealousy of Saul, and the perfidy of Ahithophel, and the curse of Shimei, and the destruction of his family at Ziklag, and above all, ho would have escaped the two great calamities of his life, the great sins of uncleanness and murder. David lived to be of vast use to the church and the world, but so far as his own happiness was con cerned, doeB it not seem to you that it would have been better for him to have gone early? Now, this, my friends, explains some things that to you have been inexplic able. This shows you why when God takes little children from a household, he is very apt to take the brightest, tho most genial, tho most sympathetic, the most talented. Why? It is be cause that kind of nature suffers the most when it docs suffer, and is most liable to temptation. God saw the tempest sweeping up from tho Carib bean, and he put the delicate craft into the first harbor. "Taken away from the evil to come." Again, my friends, there is a bless ing in an abbreviated earthly exist ence in the fact that it puts one sooner in the center of things. All astrono mers, infidel as well as Chris tian, agree in believing that the universe swings around some great center. Any one who has studied the earth and studied the heavens knows that God's favorite figure in geometry is a circle. When God put forth his hand to create the universe, he did not strike that hand at right angles, but he waved it in a circle and kept on waving it in a circle until systems and constellations and galaxies and all worlds took that motion. Our planet swinging around the sun, other planets swinging around other suns, but some where a great hub around which the great wheel of the universe turns. Now, that center is heaven. That is the capital of the universe. That is the great metropolis of immensit'. Now. does not our common sense teach us that in matters of study it is better for us to move out from the center toward the circumference, rather than to be on the circumference where our world now is? We are like those who study the American conti nent while standing on the Atlantic beach. The way to study the con tinent is to cross it, or go to the heart of '.. Our standpoint in this world is detective. We are at the wrong end of the telescope. The best way to study a piece of machinery is not to stand on the doorstep and try to look in, but to go in with the engineer and take our place right amid the saws and the cylinders. We wear our eyes out and our brain out from the fact we are study ing under such great disadvantage. Millions of dollars for observatories to study things about the moon, about the sun, about the rings of Saturn, about transits and occultations and eclipses, simply because our studio, our observatory, is poorly situated. We are down in the cellar trying to study the palace of the universe, while our departed Christian friends have gone upstairs amid the skjlights to study. Now, when one can sooner get to the center of things, is he not to be congratulated? Who wants to be always in the freshman class? We study God in this world by the biblical photo graph of him; but we all know we can in live minutes inter view with a friend get a more accurate idea of him than we can by studying him fifty years through pictures of words. The little child that died last night to-day knows more of God than all Andover, and all Princeton, ami all New Brunswick and all Edinburgh, and all the theological institutions in Christendom. Is it not better to go up to the very headquarters of knowl edge? Does not our common sense teach us that it is better to be at tho center than to bo clear out on the rim of the wheel holding nervously fast to the tire lest we bo suddenly whirled into light, and eternal felicity? Through all kinds of optical instruments, trying to peer in through the cracks and the keyholes of heaven afraid that both doors of the celestial mansion will be swung wide open before our entranced vision rushing about among the apothecary shops of this world wonder ing if this is good for rheumatism, and that is good for neuralgia, and some thing else is good for a bad cough, lest we be suddenly ushereu into a land of everlasting health where tho inhab itant never says, "I am sick." We stick to the world as though we preferred eold drizzle to warm habita tion, discord to cantata, sack-cloth to royal purple as though we preferred a piano with four or live keys out of tune to an instrument fully attuned us though heaven and earth had ex changed apparel, and earth. had taken on bridal array and heaven had gone into mourning, all its waters stagnant, all its liarps broken, all chalices cracked at the dry wells, all the lawn sloping to the river plowed with graves with dead angels under the furrow. Oh, I want to break up my own infatuation and I want to break up j-our infatuation for this world. I tell you, if we are ready, and if our work is done, the sooner we go the better, and if there are blessings in longevity I want you to know right well there are also blessings in an ab breviated earthly existence. If the spirit of this sermon be true, how consoled you ought to feel about members of your family that went early, "Taken from the evil to come," this book says. What a fortunate es cape they had! How glad we ought to feel that they will never have to go through the struggles which we have had to go through. They had just time enough to get out of the cradle and run up the springtimj hills of this world and see how it locked, nnd then they started for a better stopping place. They werj like ships that put in at St Helena, staying there long enough to let passengers go up and see the barracks of Napoleon's captiv ity, and then hoist sail for the port of their own native land. They only took this world "in transitu." It is hard for us, but it is blessed, for them. And if the spirit of this sermon is true, then we ought not to go around sighing and groaning because another year has pone; but we ought to go down on on j kneo by the mile-stone and see the letters and thank God that we are 305 miles nearer home. We ought not to go around with morbid feelings about our health or aboutfan ticipated demise. We ought to be liv ing not according to that old maxim which I used to hear in my boyhood, that you must live as though every day wero the last; j-ou must live as though you wero to live forever, for you will. Do not be nervous lest you have to move out of u shanty into an Alhambra. Ono Christmas morning, one of my neighbors, an old sea captain, died. After life had departed, his face was illuminated as though he were just going into harbor. The fact was he had already got through the "Nar rows." In the adjoining room were the Christinas presents waiting for his distribution. Long ago, one night when he had narrowly escaped with his ship from being run down by a great ocean steamer, he had made his peace with God, and a kinder neighbor or a better man you would not find this side of heaven. Without a mo ment's warning, the pilot of the heavenly harbor had met him just oft the light thip. The captain often talked to m- of the goodness of God, and especially of a time when was about to go in New York harbor with his ship from Liverpool, and ho was suddenly impressed that he ought to put back to sea Under the protest of the crew and under their very threat, he put back to sea. fearing at the same time he was losing his mind, for it did seem so unreasonable that when they could get into harbor that night, they should put back to sea. Hut they put back to sea and the captain said to his mate, "You call me at 10 o'clock at night." At 12 o'clock at night the cap tain was aroused and said: "What does this mean? I thought I told you to call me at 10 o'clock, and here it is 12." "Why," said the mate, "I did call you at 10 o'clock, and you got up, looked around and told me to keep right on this saiiKj course for two hours, and then to call you at 12 o'clock." Said the captain, "Is it possible? I have no remembrance of that." At 12 o'clock the captain went on deck, and through the rift of the cloud the moonlight fell upon the sea and showed him a shipwreck with one hun dred struggling passengers. He helped them off. Had Ik; been any earlier or an-later at that point of the sea he would have been of no service to those drowning people. On board the cap tain's vessel they began to band to gether as to what they should pay for the rescue and what they should pay for the provisions. "Ah," saj-s the captain, "my lads, 3011 can't pay me anything; all I have on board is yours; I feel too greatly honored of God in having saved you to take any ray." Just like him. lie never got any pay except that of his own apphuiding con science. Oh, that the old sea captain's God might be my God and yours. Amid the stormy seas of this life may we have always some one as tenderly to take care of us as the captain took care of the drowning crew and the pas sengers. Ami may we come into the harbor with as little physical pain and with as bright a hope as he had, and i( it should happen to bo a Christmas morning when the presents are being distributed and we aro celebrating the birth of him. who came to save our shipwrecked world, all the better, for what grander, brighter Christmas present could we have than heaven? SAYINGS AND DOINGS. The average trip around the world comprises about 22,000 miles of travel. There aro twenty-four training schools for nurses in New York city. A man recently returned from Mex ico sold so nc feathers in New York at more than $20 an ounce. There is a twin crystal of emerald in St Petersburg seven inches long, four broad and weighing four and one half pounds. British North American Indians live on reindeer meat almost exclusively. They are big and strong, many of them being six feet. During tho past five years United States manufacturers have sold 355 locomotives to South America and seventy-live to Australia. Attoona, Wis, lays claim to the ch.unpion high kicker of the world. His name is W. S. Stokes and he has a record of ten feet six inches. Aluminum, the new metal of which such great things are expected and which now sells at seventy-five cents a pound is soon to bo put on tho market at forty-five. The average draught horse will haul 1,000 pounds 23 miles per day on a level road. The average horse weighs 1,000 pounds and is equal to five men in strength. The idea of an ancient tropical con tinent at the South pole uniting South America, Madagascar and Australia is arousing considerable interest and discussion in scientific circles. A horse attains his growth in five years, may live 25, but averages 10 years, and can live 25 days on water alone, 17 days without eating or drinking, but only five days on solid food without water. William It Smith, for many years superintendent of the botanical gar dens in Washington, has, it is said, personally directed the planting of more than 0,000,000 trees In differ ent parts of the United States. It took four months for four men to do seven inches of a cashmere shawl ono yard wide, working from 5 in the morning till 5 in tho evening every day; so it was hardly to be wondered at that two yards should cost $500. Dr. D. G. Brinton's researches, just made known to the academy of medi cine in New York, convinced him that he and tho rest of us are descended from a single pair of parents, who flourished sixty or seventy thousand years ago. WASTE ABOARD BIG SHIPS. Forks, Kill yen. I tit lie 4. Tableware and Linen Mut verlotrl. A man camo over on tho big Cun ardor Campania's last trip, who. be ing of an inquiring turn of mind, used his eyes and ears to good ad vantage all the way, and ho expressed to a reporter the most unqualified amazement at tho constant wholosalo waste of valuablo material. I don't think bo much of the stewards1 selling saloon faro to the steerage," he said, "because tho food would bo thrown overboard, anyway, and the stewards or -flunkies,' as tho 6eamen call them, may well make something olT it if they can. Thoir pay is small, so tho transaction re sults in substantial benefit for them. A groat many persons come over in tho steerage because they don't care what their accommodations aro so long as they get good food, and they are pretty 6uro of being able to buy that from tho stewards. Of course it isn't the square thing to do, but what I wondered tho most at was tho utter disregard for the ship's outfit. "For instance, a 6toward would take down the steerage a dozen dishes and platos of choice food, in a largo bucket, carefully covered, so tho contents would not bo seen. Of course tho bucket contained silver forks, spoons, knives, and very often silver vegetable and dosert dishes and individual chocolato and coffee pots. When the food was eaten the china and silver went back to the bucket and tho whole business wa-i quietly dropped into tho refuse chuto and down into tho sea! I've seen as nany as ten buckets taken down by tho same number of stewards thrco or four times aday throughout a trip. and in every case tho crockery, sil verware and bucket went overboard, You may take my word for it, that anything a steward carries below never gets back to its proper quar ters again not only because of tho risk of detection, but because of tho trouble. "I doubt, though, if the risk is very great, for some of tho officers aro themselves exceedingly careless ana destructive. I have seen large, brand-new. handnomo blankets taken into an officers room for him to use as a rug while taking a bath. When he finished tho blankets were rolled up and quietly dropped down tho .r. 1. . . 4 - .1 At . 1 1 . uhuiu, uiiu mm nuppencu a nil moot of times during tho voyage, too. No, I can't suggest a remedy, and tho company wouldn't extend mo a voto of thanks if I could; but it seems to mo It would pay to have thoso things looked into a littlo, and a responsible man placed in direct charge of affairs. A steward's pay is very small. ranging from $5 to $30 a month, but never exceeding tho latter sum. In many cases they get no pay at all. but, instead, not only work without a stipend, but pay tho company for tno privilege of serving It." Maintaining 1IU Iteror.l. Ho drove up to a way station on a Southern railway and standing be sido tho driver saw tho train disap pear down tho valley. Ho watched it for a moment, and then sinking into the scat, gave vent to a hearty flow of tears. "I-I'vo lived hero forty years." lie sobbed, "and never missed a train before. It s o-o-only 7:o0, and there's tho 7:23 already corio. I'm t-t-twoiv ty-seven minutes lato. that's all, and tno train s gone. Tho station master camo up at that moment, and his face grew sad as ho touched tho weeping man. 'That's all right, Jim," ho whispered; "that's tho o'clock ex prossj our train won't bo here for twenty minutes yet." Harper's Ba zar. Not to IIU r.ntp. British husbands, when their din ner parties turn out failures, are apt to grumblo at their wives for tho cook's misdemeanors, but they abstain from tho practical stylo of rebuking practiced by tho celestials. Kecently tho Chinoso professor at a university gavo a na tional banquet to fellow professors and was much put out becauso tho cookery was not to his taste. After a tirao ho got up, bowed solemnly and said, "Go lickoo wife," and do parted, returning presently, smiling as blandly as usual, after having ad ministered judicious chastisement to his better half. A Koman Cathode 1'rorennlon. The Roman Catholics of Kngland hold an annual religious procession in London when a statue of tho Madonna is borno through the streets in a sedan chair carriod by girl veiled and dressed in white, with a band of whito-robod children leading and a guard of men with staves fol lowing. Tho different religious or ders with banners and bands of music make up tho imposing procos sion. Hymns aro sung by the priests and altar boys, tho subject cf them being tho prayer that Kngland may bo reclaimed to the Koman church. Hard llmea. "Madam, I I must apologize. My my seven children, and it's hard times, you know and " Poor fellow! Here's a triflo for you. And now tell me how old aro tho poor little dears." Thank ye, mum! Well. Hill he's 32, 'n Mary's 27 and married. Tho other five's dead, mum. 'N Bill 'n Mary says I'm too lazy to live, mum; they'ro vory ungrateful. Thank ye, again, mum." 1 he Vater Volcano. Mount Do Agua, othorwiso tho water volcano," is situated about twenty-five miles south of tho capital of Guatemala. It takes spells of vomiting immense torrents of puro, cold water. SISTERS. COUSINS AND AUNTS. To bo dainty does not mean to bo extravagant Kitchen floors painted with boiled linseed oil are easily cleaned. The tone of a piano improves whon the instrument is moved from tho wall of a room. The university of Alabama recently opened its doors to women students, and two young women have matricu lated there. When Mrs. Ella P. Stover of Port' land, married John Smith, her grand mother's bridesmaid acted in the; same capacity for her. There aro now twenty-one law firms in this country composed of husbands and wives, and also over 200 women who practice at the bar. Clara Do you 'know people aro actually beginning to call me an old' maid? Maud You mean that you are just beginning to hear them. A woman in Portland, Maine, de posited $300 in a savings bank in 180, and has seen the amount grow to $1,2C8 by the accumulation of interest A number 60 woman's kid shoo is exhibited in a Boston shoe store win dow. It weighs 10) j pounds and 15 square feet of kid were used in mak ing the upper. The shoo is perfectly proportioned. A new career has been opened to German women by tho foundation of a school of decorative art in Berlin. At a moderate fee girls receive in structions in all branches of the deco rative industry. An old lady getting into a cab in Dublin was heard to say to tho driver: "Help mo to get in, my good man, for I am very old." "Begorra, mum," said he, gallantly, "no matter what age you arc, you don't look it" If English women do not learn to swim it will not bo the fault of tho national physical recreation society. This organization has instituted a series of rewards a diploma being given to anyone who shall prove her self capable of swimming 100 yards. The Japanese government has granted permission to Dr. Mary A. Suganuma to practice medicine in Nagasaki. This is the first time thai a woman physician has been allowed to practice in Japan. Dr. Suganuma is an American woman and she mar ried Mr. Suganuma, formerly in the telegraph department at Osaka. An old negro applied at the Louis ville county court a few days since for a marriago license. The clerk told him it would cost him "Uh!" said the old darkey, straightening up and opening his eyes in great surprise. Then he scratched his head, shook it reflectively, and ambled to the door, declaring he could "get a terruble lot of flour for dat money, a terruble lot, fo' sho'." And ho never came back. A horse can walk 400 yards in four and one-half minutes, trot 400 yards in two minutos and gallop the same distance in ono minute. The measure of "horse power" is pla:ed at the power of raising 22,500 pounds one foot every minute. A horse will carry 250 pounds 75 miles in eight hours. The movement against child labor is making progress in various states, and particularly in Massachusetts The past year the police found only 253 children under fourteen years of ago at work in Bay state factories in violation of law, a decrease from tho previous year, when seven times as many were found. Nravors and bilious disorders, sick head ache, Indigestion, loss of appetite nnd con stipation removed by lteccham s Tills. Carefully examlno every detail of your bu-duesa. A man may not havo a stitch to his back but still havo one in bis sldo. An Extended Popularity. BkOWH'S Bronchial Tkocdks have for many years been tho most popuiar article In use for re lieving Coughs and Throat troubles. No sin Is small. No grain of sand is small in the mechanism of a watch. Sleep is pain's easiest salve, and doth ful fill all otliccs of death, except to kill. Iletfne Cannot be 'uri by local applications as they cannot reach the dlsea-ed portion of tho car. Thero I only one way to euro deafness. and that is by by an lntlampd condition oflhe mucus lin ing of the t.ustachtan Tube. Whon tblt tube Is In. lamed you havo a rumbling wound or Imoerfeet hearing, and when it Is en tirely closed, lieafness is tho result, and un Ichs the imiamrnatlon. can bo taken out and this tube restored to its normal condition hearing will be destroyed forever; nine cases out of ten are caused by catarrh, which is nothing but an intlamed condition of tho mucous surfaces. We will give wno Hundred Dollars for anf case of 1 leaf nes icaused by catarrh) tho cannot be cured by Ualls Catarrh C'uro Send for circulars; freo. 1 . J. L II KN FY & CO., Toledo. O. tif Sold by Druggists, 75c. It would seem that the grip should ha'Te completed its travels long beforo this, but news comes from Ounalaska, one of the largest and most important of the Aleutian islands, that tho strange disease only reached there a few weeks ago. Two-thirds of tho population have been down with it, but the epidemic was not of the viru lent type, and the only deaths from it were of old, feeble people. THE ECnyXLTT is liable to grenft functional disturb ance through sym pathy. Dyspepsia, or Indigestion, often causes it to nol ro tate in a distremini? way. Nervous Pros tration. Tlnhilitv nnil Impoverished Blood, also cause its too rapid pulsations. Many times, Spinal . A fTWt ion, causa it to labor unduly. Sufferers from such Nerv oua Affections often imagine themselves tho . victim of organic heart disease. ALI NERVOUS DISEASES, as ralysia, Iiocomotor Ataxia, Epilepsy, or Fits, St Vitus's Dance, Sleeplessness. 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